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Rick Scott, Governor
Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Michael D. Crews

Florida Department of Corrections
Timothy H. Cannon, Interim Secretary

Prisons

Inmate Population

General Characteristics of Population

Category FY 2008-09
Total Population 100,894 100.0%
Gender
Male 93,857 93.0%
Female 7,037 7.0%
Race
White 46,769 46.4%
Black 50,106 49.7%
Other 4,019 4.0%
Age at Admission
17 & Under 393 0.4%
18-24 15,447 15.3%
25-34 31,592 31.3%
35-49 38,261 37.9%
50-59 11,671 11.6%
60+ 3,530 3.5%
Prior DC Prison Commitments
0 54,991 54.5%
1 20,316 20.1%
2 10,806 10.7%
3 6,284 6.2%
4+ 8,480 8.4%
Data Unavailable 17  

Note: Due to rounding, percentages may not add up to 100%.

Type of Offenses

Drug (20,023;19.8%), Violent (48,421;48.0%), Property (23,113;22.9%), Other (9,282;9.3%)


Did You Know?

Only ten of the major state-managed prisons in Florida have air-conditioning in some portion of the facility housing inmates, and many of these are in South Florida. Prisons do not have cable television. However, television privileges provide a valuable management tool to influence inmate behavior and serve to eliminate inmate idleness. The Department maintains televisions for general inmate use in dayrooms. Local channel broadcast signals are received through antennas.